A lecture entitled Negotiating Identity: Greek and Armenian Aspirations for a Ponto-Armenian Federation will be presented by lawyer and writer Dean Kalimniou, on Thursday, 18 August 2022, 7 pm, at the Greek Centre and online, as a part of the Greek History and Culture Seminars, offered by the Greek Community of Melbourne.
Much is made of the proposed Ponto-Armenian Federation as provided for by US President Wilson in the aftermath of the First World War. This lecture discusses how feasible this prospect could have been, given the facts on the ground, the competing interests of World Powers, and of course the attitudes of the key stakeholders themselves, the Greeks of Pontus and the Armenians.
Dean Kalimniou is a lawyer, poet, and short story writer within the Greek community. He has published seven poetry collections in Greek and translated the works of many local Greek authors into English. He has also published translations of Papadiamantis’ short stories in the critical anthology “The Boundless Garden. Selected Short Stories.” His most recent book, “Simela and the Magic Kemenche”, is also his first bilingual children’s book.
When: Thursday 18 August 2022, 7 pm
Where: Mezzanine level, The Greek Centre, 168 Lonsdale Street
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